Apply for a liquor licence
You need a liquor licence to sell or supply alcohol in the Northern Territory (NT).
Who can apply for a liquor licence
You can apply for a liquor licence as any of the following:
- registered company
Liquor licence conditions
Standard conditions apply to all licences. These conditions cover all of the following:
- where alcohol can be sold
- notices to display
- making licences available for inspection
- keeping records
- fire precautions and health requirements
- keeping non-alcoholic drinks
- responsible service of alcohol.
Before you apply
Before you apply you will need to identify a nominee.
The nominee is responsible for the day-to-day management of licensed premises.
Before an individual can become a nominee, they must:
Directors, shareholders, the nominee and partners must get a police history check.
Guideline for applying for a takeaway liquor licence
Before you apply for a takeaway liquor licence, read the guideline.
Guideline for public hearings
In some circumstances, a public hearing may be conducted to determine liquor licensing matters. Read the guideline for public hearings to be held in certain circumstances .
How to apply
To apply for a liquor licence follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in a grant of liquor licence form.
Step 2. Get a police history check.
Step 3. Check the fee.
Step 4. Submit your application and fee to your nearest Territory Business Centre.
Last updated: 13 October 2017